Course reserves are readings set aside by faculty for student use. Materials such as books and case studies move from the library’s existing collections to the Library Service Desk. Materials may also be purchased on request. Additionally, instructors may place personal copies of resources on reserve as needed. E-Reserves, such as journal articles and book chapters, can be digitized, or linked through a course's Canvas page.
Liaisons work with faculty to assist with research, advise on sources, develop course research guides, and serve as contacts for library-related matters.
School of the Arts
Visual & Media Arts
Media Resources Coordinator
Writing, Literature & Publishing
Instruction Librarian II
School of Communication
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Electronic Resources and Reference Coordinator
Online Learning Librarian
Journalism & Marketing Communication
Associate Director, Research and Collections
Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning
Information Technology & Instructional Technology Group
Assistant Director, Systems and Technology
Emerson’s collection of printed volumes, ebooks, ejournals, and multimedia reflects the curriculum’s emphasis on communication and the arts. Emerson belongs to Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), which provides access to over 900,000 items from Boston area libraries.
Associate Director for Research and Collections
The Media Collection includes over 8,000 DVDs, videotapes, 16mm films, streaming video, sound recordings and other multimedia. Browse these analog holdings in the Film and Video Catalog. For streaming video, browse the FLO Catalog.
Media Reserves Coordinator
Journals, Magazines & Newspapers
The Library subscribes to over 500 periodicals in print and provides access to over 34,000 titles. Use the Full-Text Finder to locate journals, magazines and newspapers.
Associate Director for Research & Collections
The Library subscribes to over 100 databases covering diverse subject areas. These databases include full text journal and newspaper articles as well as a variety of other research materials – market research, statistics, images, video, and more. Use your ECnet account to access most databases from anywhere.
Coordinator of Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian
The Archives contains primary source research collections relevant to Emerson's history and curriculum, such as historical College publications, audio visual materials, television and radio scripts and the American Comedy Archives.
PLANS for Information Literacy
Course Design Spa
Information Literacy Collaborative
Request a Workshop
Guides and Tutorials
Supporting Online Instruction
Frequently Asked Questions
- Emerson College Fair Use Tool
- Emerson College Copyright Policy
- Exemptions for Instructors Tool from American Library Association, Office of Information Technology Policy
- Reproduction of Copyrighted Work by Educators and Librarians, a PDF booklet published by the United States Copyright Office.
Learn more: Copyright Resource Guide for Faculty
Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) is a consortium of academic and special interest libraries in the Boston/ Cambridge area. Emerson students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges with almost all the libraries of FLO. (Please note that the Museum of Fine Arts Libraries do not circulate materials.) See links to FLO libraries below.
- Emmanuel College Library
- Lesley University
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
- Museum of Fine Arts Libraries
- New England College of Optometry
- New England Conservatory of Music
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Wheelock College
Fenway Library Consortium (FLC) is a cooperating group of libraries in the Boston area. FLC libraries are open to current faculty, staff, and students of its member institutions. Yes, that means Emerson students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from the libraries below.
- Brookline Public Library
- Roxbury Community College
- Simmons College
- Suffolk University
- University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston Public Library and Harvard University Libraries
- Boston Public Library (BPL) System includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and 23 million items in the BPL Catalog.
- BPL Research Libraries: including the Kirstein Business Library and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.
- Commonwealth Catalog permits the request of lendable books from public and academic libraries throughout Massachusetts
- Harvard University Research Libraries Access